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Building great teams, part II: Understanding what makes teams dysfunctional

Building great teams, part II:  Understanding what makes teams dysfunctional

Ever been part of a team made up of talented people but the team was unable to move goals forward? Teams are supposed to create a synergy that leads to…

Building Great Teams: Part I – Identifying Exceptional Team Players

Building Great Teams: Part I – Identifying Exceptional Team Players

Over the past several years, I have had the pleasure to work with numerous boards on their strategic plans. The problem is (has always been, and will always be) that…

Are you really spending your time wisely?

Are you really spending your time wisely?

Several years ago I was helping a CEO and his management team create a succession plan for their family business. In one session, the CEO shared a concern with his…

What are you prepared to do for success?

What are you prepared to do for success?

Recently I was watching the movie, “The Untouchables,” and there is a scene where Elliot Ness is frustrated because he is being outplayed by Al Capone. He is unable to…

Winners look for chances to excel

Winners look for chances to excel

Recently I was chatting with a friend who I think leads a balanced life. She shared that life was great, so I asked her why she thought she was enjoying…

What’s your personal definition of success?

What’s your personal definition of success?

Let me start off the new year with a few questions for you. How was 2016? In which ways were you successful? What goals did you achieve? Where could you…

Leadership and change begin locally

Leadership and change begin locally

As I write this article, 12 days have passed since the election. A large percentage of the U.S. population is in a state of disbelief and shock. For some, this…

Leadership lessons from the 2016 election

Leadership lessons from the 2016 election

Depending on when in November you read this, the votes will have been counted and election 2016 will almost be over. Most Americans cannot wait. Whether you’re looking at a…

Real leaders take personal responsibility

Real leaders take personal responsibility

I was talking with my son one morning about a grade he was getting in one of his classes. He always earned A’s in math but was now getting a…

Greater expectations for our leaders

Greater expectations for our leaders

For more than 200 years, the United States has been considered one of the greatest countries on earth by any number of measurements. This has been accomplished by having great…

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